Karla Lant

Karla Lant

Freelance Writer and Editor

Karla Lant is an experienced freelance writer, journalist, editor, and adjunct professor. She focuses on science, technology, politics, education, and technical writing. Browse by publication below.

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James picard at alcatraz article
Digital Journal

Review: One year after 'Bring Back Our Girls,' an artist tries to heal us (Includes interview)

Review: Canadian artist James Picard has had enough of the "chin-up" mentality that has allowed millions of people to experience horrible, traumatic events and never discuss them again.

Green construction article
Digital Journal

Green Building Trends 2015

It's a fact: green building is not a craze or a fad, but the future of construction. And this is true for both new construction and renovation/retrofitting. This shouldn't surprise anyone; as “Green Multifamily & Single Family Homes: Growth in a Recovering Market,” a recent report from the World Green Building Council explains, research shows that consumers are willing to spend more to get green homes. Since green homes provide healthier living environments, better resale potential, and lower utility costs, who can blame them? o what are the hottest green building trends we will see this year? According to the World Green Building Council, here's what to expect.

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Cyber security predictions for 2015

As we all bade farewell to 2014 with the Sony hack and The Interview alongside the bizarre North Korean Internet “disturbances” in clear sight, the issue of what cyber security threats we face in 2015 looms large.

Obama net neutrality town hall article
Digital Journal

Obama says White House expects FCC to uphold net neutrality

At a town hall in Santa Monica, California this Thursday President Barack Obama stated that his administration “expects” the FCC to maintain net neutrality, and to prevent Internet service providers from offering multiple tiers of service.

Artist concept drawing article
Digital Journal

NASA gears up for close encounter between Mars and Comet (Breaking News)

A mountain-sized comet will hurtle past Mars next weekend, providing not only a historically close encounter, but also a dramatic opportunity. More than one dozen NASA assets will observe Comet Siding Spring from different angles and in varying lights.

Coca cola distribution area article
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India farmers fight Coca-Cola as their groundwater disappears

Farmers in India fight Coca-Cola as their groundwater disappears at ten times the rate it used to; farmers blame the bottling line located less than a mile from their farms for depleting their water supply in area classified as "critical" for groundwater.

Lego shell protest article
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Lego dumps Shell after Greenpeace protests Arctic drilling

Lego will not renew its multi-million dollar marketing contract with Shell based on ongoing pressure from Greenpeace and its viral video, "Everything is not awesome," concerning Shell's planned Arctic drilling campaign.

Medical marijuana homegrown article
Digital Journal

Op-Ed: Medical marijuana: choosing compassion and science, not politics

Op-Ed: 2014 should be another turning point in America when it comes to medical marijuana. It is irresponsible to refuse patients in need a viable medical treatment any longer, especially when the refusal is based on politics rather than facts.

Hollingsworth v. perry article
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Supreme Court denies cert in same-sex marriage cases (Breaking News)

Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert in same-sex marriage cases, refusing a final ruling on the issue, but allowing same-sex couples to get married in 5 more states with more to join soon. Same-sex marriage will now be legal in the majority of states.

San quentin prison 4 article
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Op-Ed: Why California should soon be sending fewer people to prison

Proposition 47 on California's November ballot would scale back California's “three-strikes” crime law, the harshest of these laws in the nation, and many commentators believe it will pass. This is a worthy initiative and deserves a "yes" vote.

Screenshot from dashcam video in high speed chase with chainsaw tossing thieves article
Digital Journal

Chainsaw-tossing thieves in high speed police chase

During a high speed chase with two hardware thieves a Duluth, Georgia police sergeant found himself dodging chainsaws as he drove.

Man s attempt to reach bermuda in inflatable bubble goes awry article
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Man's attempt to reach Bermuda in inflatable bubble goes awry

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued endurance runner and peace activist Reza Baluchi as he tried to reach Bermuda by sea in an inflatable bubble. The attempted 1,033-mile journey to Bermuda began in Miami and ended about 70 nautical miles east of St. Augustine.

Dallas ebola patient contact sought article
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Texas Ebola patient contact missing, sought by authorities (Breaking News)

Dallas authorities are trying to find Michael Lively, a homeless man who might have had contact with the lone Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. Lively is identified as a “low-risk” contact, was last monitored October 4th, and is now missing.

Zabihullah mujahid twitter article
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Taliban leader messes up tweet, gives away location via geotag

With a mistaken tweet, the Taliban's Afghanistan spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, revealed with a geotag that he was in Sindh, Pakistan. The Friday tweet which went out to almost 5,900 followers claimed an attack; Mujahid claims the tweet was a conspiracy.

Skull from 1001 ce washed up on australian beach article
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Baffling 1,000-year-old skull and jawbone washed up on beach

6 years ago the 1,000-year-old skull of a toddler aged 3 to 5 washed up on a beach in Australia. Now the jawbone that matches the skull has also washed up, and scientists are still trying to find out who the child was and where the remains came from.